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Not wearing medical mask in UAE has a fine of Dh1,000

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Mar. 28, 20 | 3:10 pm

The UAE has issued a new resolution that penalizes individuals who don’t wear medical masks in public when they enter closed spaces with a fine of Dh1000.

A report from Emarat Al Youm states that UAE Attorney General Counselor Hamad Saif Al Shamsi recently issued resolution No. (38) for the year 2020 following the cabinet decision No. 17 of 2020 on March 27 which stipulates the need to wear mask in closed spaces as one of the new adaptive measures of the government.

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As of press time, the report has yet to specify areas pertaining to ‘closed spaces’ – however, in accordance with the social distancing rule stipulated in the same resolution (with a separate fine of Dh1000), the need to wear medical masks should apply to public areas with closed spaces that remain open where individuals may still gather which include (but not limited to):

– Public transportation such as the Dubai Metro and buses;
– supermarkets;
– cooperative societies;
– groceries;
– pharmacies;
– banks and financial institutions;
– remittance centers;
– work place for private companies, where only a maximum of 30% of the total work force is expected to be physically present.

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The same resolution likewise stated that those who will violate the rules for the second time will be fined twice, while those who break the rule for the third time will face federal public prosecution.

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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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